Table  17.3 :   INFLATION RATE, BY MONTH,    2011
(Index - base: June 2004=100)
Major Groups Monthly Inflation rates , 2011                    
Maldives
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan - Dec
Food and beverages  including fish 2.5 -2.0 0.3 8.2 6.0 2.0 3.4 -0.5 1.7 -3.5 8.3 0.0 19.6
Food and beverages  excluding fish 1.5 -2.0 -0.9 2.3 4.3 0.7 1.8 3.5 0.6 0.8 1.4 1.7 12.4
Fish Index 10.1 -1.6 9.9 47.7 13.7 7.5 9.8 -15.3 6.3 -21.9 46.8 -6.6 70.5
Tobacco and narcotics 0.7 3.6 0.3 1.6 6.4 9.2 1.9 1.5 6.3 6.0 -1.4 38.6 27.9
Clothing and footwear 1.2 0.0 1.2 4.9 2.3 2.1 0.8 1.0 1.8 4.7 -0.9 -0.6 11.9
Housing, water, electricity, gas and fuel 5.8 -5.2 -0.7 0.3 0.9 0.2 -1.1 0.6 0.2 0.3 1.7 0.1 3.2
  Actual rentals from housing 0.1 10.0 -8.4 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.4 0.2 0.7 0.7 0.2 5.3
Furnishing,  household equipment & routine maintenance  1.3 -0.3 2.9 -1.1 1.5 0.3 -0.4 1.8 2.1 6.2 2.3 -0.3 9.4
Health 1.3 0.1 1.7 0.6 4.1 -0.3 -0.6 0.0 4.4 0.1 0.4 -0.1 9.1
Transport  1.3 0.0 1.0 7.0 4.2 0.2 0.0 0.7 0.2 4.3 0.4 0.5 13.4
Communication 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.0 -0.3 -0.1 0.0 -0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0
Recreation and culture 0.4 1.1 0.3 -2.5 0.1 0.1 -0.5 0.2 1.0 1.8 0.2 -0.8 2.4
Education 14.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 15.5
Hotels, cafés and restaurants 0.0 0.0 0.0 8.4 2.8 2.2 0.0 0.0 8.1 4.2 7.4 0.0 15.6
Miscellaneous goods and services 0.3 -0.1 1.0 2.5 0.6 1.9 0.0 1.9 2.0 3.8 1.7 0.2 8.6
Religious activity 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total 1.7 -0.6 0.3 3.9 3.4 1.6 2.4 0.2 1.5 -0.1 3.8 1.0 12.8
Index excluding fish 1.3 -0.5 -0.2 1.6 2.7 1.2 1.8 1.7 1.1 1.7 1.1 1.6 10.1
Table 17.3  ( continued )                           
Major Groups Monthly Inflation rates , 2011                    
Male'
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan - Dec
Food and beverages  including fish -1.3 -2.8 1.3 10.6 5.6 0.8 2.3 -0.2 0.9 -3.2 8.0 0.4 19.9
Food and beverages  excluding fish -2.8 -3.0 -0.1 4.4 4.8 -1.1 0.6 2.5 1.0 1.5 1.0 2.2 12.6
Fish Index 8.1 -1.6 8.9 42.1 8.5 7.7 8.2 -8.4 0.6 -19.7 38.4 -5.2 59.3
Tobacco and narcotics 1.4 0.8 -0.7 3.9 5.3 10.2 0.5 -1.2 4.0 5.1 1.3 58.2 27.2
Clothing and footwear 2.0 0.2 1.4 3.6 2.6 0.8 1.1 1.4 3.3 7.8 -0.1 -1.3 12.9
Housing, water, electricity, gas and fuel 0.1 0.4 0.1 0.1 1.4 0.2 -2.4 0.8 0.2 0.2 1.0 0.1 2.9
  Actual rentals from housing 0.1 0.6 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.4 0.2 0.7 0.7 0.2 4.5
Furnishing,  household equipment & routine maintenance  0.3 0.6 0.5 -2.0 0.4 2.8 0.5 0.3 0.8 7.2 2.1 -0.8 4.2
Health 2.3 0.0 1.7 1.2 6.3 0.2 -3.2 0.0 6.2 0.1 0.5 0.0 10.6
Transport  1.3 0.0 0.1 6.7 5.9 0.2 0.0 0.7 0.5 4.3 0.6 0.8 13.7
Communication 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 -0.1 -0.1 0.0 -1.2 0.0 0.0 0.2
Recreation and culture 0.5 0.1 -0.5 -3.8 0.0 0.4 -3.3 0.0 1.6 3.6 0.1 0.0 -2.1
Education 16.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.3
Hotels, cafés and restaurants 0.0 0.0 0.0 8.4 2.8 2.2 0.0 0.0 8.1 4.2 7.4 0.0 15.6
Miscellaneous goods and services -0.6 -0.6 0.1 5.0 -0.6 3.3 0.5 1.7 1.9 4.2 1.7 0.2 7.4
Religious activity 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total 0.5 -0.8 0.6 4.4 3.3 0.9 0.1 0.3 1.3 0.3 3.4 1.2 11.3
Index excluding fish 0.2 -0.7 0.2 2.3 2.9 0.3 -0.7 1.2 1.4 2.1 1.0 1.8 8.7
Table 17.3  ( continued )                           
Major Groups Monthly Inflation rates , 2011                    
Atolls
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan - Dec
Food and beverages  including fish 5.1 -1.3 0.0 6.3 6.1 2.8 4.3 -0.7 2.3 -3.7 8.4 -0.3 19.3
Food and beverages  excluding fish 4.4 -1.3 -1.2 0.9 3.6 1.9 2.7 4.2 0.5 0.3 1.5 1.4 12.5
Fish Index 12.5 -1.5 11.2 53.0 20.1 7.3 11.4 -21.8 12.5 -24.0 55.4 -7.9 83.3
Tobacco and narcotics 0.4 5.1 0.8 0.5 7.0 8.7 2.6 2.8 7.3 6.4 -2.6 29.5 28.3
Clothing and footwear 0.4 -0.1 0.4 0.5 3.3 6.8 0.2 0.7 0.9 2.4 -1.4 -0.2 9.5
Housing, water, electricity, gas and fuel 0.0 0.0 -2.9 0.5 -0.1 0.4 1.0 0.3 0.2 0.6 2.8 0.2 1.7
Furnishing,  household equipment & routine maintenance  3.9 -2.5 -4.7 0.5 0.4 3.9 -0.5 2.1 2.6 1.1 1.8 0.6 8.1
Health 0.0 0.3 0.5 -0.2 0.0 -0.2 7.8 0.0 0.7 0.0 0.2 -0.1 9.3
Transport  2.8 0.0 1.9 7.9 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.7 -0.1 4.3 0.1 0.0 13.5
Communication 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.3
Recreation and culture 0.2 1.8 1.1 0.2 0.4 -0.3 -0.1 0.4 0.9 1.0 0.2 -1.4 5.1
Education 2.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.5
Miscellaneous goods and services 0.9 0.3 1.8 0.9 1.4 0.8 -0.3 1.9 2.2 3.5 1.7 0.1 9.2
Total 2.8 -0.4 0.0 3.4 3.6 2.3 4.6 0.1 1.7 -0.5 4.2 0.7 14.3
Index excluding fish 2.4 -0.3 -0.5 1.1 2.4 1.9 4.0 2.1 0.9 1.3 1.2 1.5 11.3
Source:  Department of National Planning